Ohio Questions & Answers

Q: If you don't want to press charges for domestic assault in Ohio will the courts and police still press charges?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 28, 2016

They certainly can, and they often do, but no one can predict whether or not they will in this particular instance.
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Q: I'm 14 and my 6 friends are aswell They are being charged with criminal destruction of federal property what will happen

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 28, 2016

It's a little early to predict what exactly will happen, but your friends are in for a long, miserable ride. Probation is the most likely outcome for all of them.
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Q: Was going 77 in a 50. I'm 17 years old and this is my first offense. Will I lose my license or what will happen?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 27, 2016

If you accumulate 12 points or more in a period of 2 years, your driving privileges will generally be suspended for 6 months. After that period, you'll need to take a remedial driving course. After you complete the course and satisfy the requirements of your OH driver's license suspension, you'll have to take the driving test again.

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Q: My mother in law want's to know if it's possible for a probation office to put a P.S.I on her from a case that happened

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 26, 2016

What are you abbreviating with the letters PSI? The most common use of these letters is pre-sentence investigation and report, which makes no sense with your question.
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Q: I need advice on adoption

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 25, 2016

It sounds like you have done everything right to this point. In order to adopt, you need to have legal custody for at least a year in most counties. I strongly recommend that you contact an attorney who practices juvenile/probate law in your county. The next steps will require that you file in Probate Court for the adoption. Be sure to have all of the orders, case managers, etc. from your Juvenile case readily available. You will need a certified birth certificate if you do not already...
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Q: Can a 17 year old boy date a 15 year old girl

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 25, 2016

Yes. However, he should be aware of three important things. First, the age of consent for sexual activity in Ohio is 16. Second, any sexually explicit images or videos of the girl are illegal child pornography. Third, juveniles are required to obey their parents within reason. He will be 18 soon, and thus an adult. Not dating adult men is a reasonable rule of a juvenile female.
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Q: can a girls mom still make her move out if shes 20 in the state of ohio and the mom lives in Illinois?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 25, 2016

She is 20 years old and thus an adult. Her mom can't make her do anything, but could withdraw any support she is providing.
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Q: Can A Person Receive additional Charges For Not turning Self In After A Complaint Warrant Is Issued Against Them?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 24, 2016

He isn't going to face other charges for not turning himself in unless he runs from or resists the police if they happen to stumble over him in the streets, or, if he is already on probation, he decides not to attend a meeting with his PO for fear of arrest. It will reflect poorly on him at sentencing, but not so much so as to cause a maximum sentence to be the only potential outcome. He certainly needs to get an attorney, and it may be in his best interest to wait until he can hire one, but he...
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Q: My17 year old and his 14year old girlfriend lived with her mom. Can she get him for rape sender she knew the had sex

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 24, 2016

At the moment, he has not broken the statutory rape laws. In Ohio, it is unlawful for any person to have sex with someone under the age of 13 and unlawful for any person 18 or older to have sex with any person under the age of 16. This means that a person aged 13 to 17 can have sex with another person aged 13 to 17 without committed a sex offense. However, he will turn 18 before she turns 16, which is a problem because it will then be illegal for them to continue a sexual relationship until she...
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Q: If I don't show up for eviction court. "Forced entry" will they issue a warrant?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 24, 2016

No, but if you are the party to be evicted, your failure to attend will cause your landlord to win by default.
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Q: My bf plead guilty to M1 DV. After he is sentenced is there any way judge can force him to stay away from myself & kids

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 24, 2016

Yes, there is. If the judge places him on probation, which is likely, one of the terms of that probation may be no contact with you and the kids.
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Q: My bf Had A No contact Order On Me For M1 Dv And Caught Another Now F4 DV. Do you think He'll For sure Get Prison time?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 21, 2016

I believe this post is related to one that I recently answered. If he has been charged with an F4, he is now most likely in Common Pleas Court. Felonies have much greater consequences, one of which may include jail time.
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Q: If Already On Misdemeanor Probation For M1 DV Does Catching A Second One Mean Serious Time? If Only A Small Bite Mark ?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 21, 2016

It depends on the terms of his probation and the duration of the first protection order. Once you filed the complaint, it is ultimately up to the State of Ohio if they wish to proceed.
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Q: What will an appellate court think of the cell phone images of bruises on "someones" legs used as evidence against me?

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 20, 2016

If you didn't object to it at trial, they probably won't think anything at all of it. Appellate courts do not reconsider evidence. They might consider its admission into the record, if someone objected to it being admitted, but it sounds like that didn't happen. This is why you need to be represented by an attorney in any case.
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Q: My sister has a case at the Ohio Northern District Court and we are wondering how to file for dismissal

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 20, 2016

Well, that claim makes no sense at all. BS filings on wild legal theories are exactly the sort of nonsense that comes from people representing themselves. This was filed in the federal district court? You can file a motion to dismiss, but you will probably find it difficult to navigate the system on your own. Have you tried contacting the legal aid society?
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Q: I know where they are, but I want to make sure that I don't go to jail for contacting them

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 20, 2016

Are you court ordered to stay away from them? If not, they are adults now and I don't see how you could be arrested for making contact.
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Q: I bought a laptop which is defective and made my life miserable. How can i proceed to sue the company ?

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 19, 2016

I'm not sure there would be a case unless you can show that there was an internal problem that caused the crashing, and that you had good cause not to back up your information so that it would not be lost irretrievably. Your claim would be a breach of the warranty of fitness for its purpose. You can sue them in small claims court. Beyond that it's good to get an attorney. Suggest you contact www.naca.net to find Ohio consumer attorneys who may be able to help.
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Q: My 16 year old was cited for failure to yeild the right away on a left turn. Caused an accident. License suspension?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 18, 2016

A suspension is very likely, yes.
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Q: Is it legal to get my password to my phone to access it

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 16, 2016

Is it legal for a grandmother to get a password from a grandchild? Tacky, but you think--how many people get arrested for this?
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Q: Can I sue him?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 16, 2016

Sure he had his car crushed?Probably taken to a salvage yard.Find out where, photograph it, with vin plate.If your insurance has collision yours will cover. If not, it wouldn't anyway. You may have an uninsured motorist claim for your injuries.Consult a member of the Ohio Assn for Justice.
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